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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
First brewed 1996; claimed to be based on a recipe from 1679 which used wheat, oat and barley.
Tripel Karmeliet is a very refined and complex golden-to-bronze brew with a fantastic creamy head. These characteristics derive not only from the grains used but also from restrained hopping with Styrians and the fruity nature (banana and vanilla) of the house yeast. Aroma has hints of vanilla mixed with citrus aromas. Tripel Karmeliet has not only the lightness and freshness of wheat, but also the creaminess of oats together with a spicy lemony almost quinine dryness.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle - decants a golden hued hazed ale with a 3 finger meringue cap. lively natural carbonation, Medium bodied but light spritzy character - probably the result of both wheat and oats in the grain bill. Aroma is ambrosia - sweet toffee with succulent fruits, some citrus, musty yeast tones and spicey hopping. Flavour and mouth feel are lush, chewy malts in front well balanced with sharp hopping and big fruitiness - middle is complex where flavors develop...vanilla, peach, spice, citrus - finish goes dry and lightly bitter with a sharp hop bite at the end then a pleasing warming. Hides its alcohol well. A very pleasant, soothing and drinkable tripel.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (606) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Guess I’ve never rated this. Cloudy golden pour, with loads of fizzy white head. Aroma is soft citrus, fruity esters, honey and a bit of buttery sweetness. Taste is, lemon citrus, fizzy carbonation, spices, with some light bitterness, and a lingering buttery lemon finish. Solid for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hub66 (125) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Couleur jaune trouble; mousse blanche abondante; arômes et goût fruités et épicés; très gazeuse; les 8,4% d’alcool se font très discrets; finale un peu (trop) sucrée

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Monchito_IPA (145) - SPAIN - SEP 26, 2014
Deliciosa triple belga. Rubia, espuma Perfecta, abundante, densa, persistente, blanca. En el aroma hay cereal, cítrico, especias, vainilla, fruta, alcohol. El sabor es afrutado, dulce pero con una ligera acidez y final amargo en el que se nota el lúpulo. Una de mis birras favoritas, muy compleja pero agradable a todos los paladares y además baratísima.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntoineGRD (43) - - SEP 26, 2014
Robe dorée et mousse crémeuse. Arômes fruités d'agrumes et notes vanillées. Saveurs de céréales, de houblon, légères notes fruitées

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (271) - FRANCE - SEP 25, 2014
Blonde relativement pale, haut col de mousse bulleuse. Nez fleuri et fruité : banane, abricot, bonbon (arlequin). Bouche sur la levure : banane et le malt. Alcool un peu présent et bière trop sucrée. Forte carbonation, faible amertume. Bonne bière mais qui a trop un côté bonbon ...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (37) - Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Bright golden colour. Hazy liquid with creamy white foam. Aroma of vanilla, banana, citrus and caramel. Some alcoholic bitterness. Medium-bodied, creamy texture and lively carbonation. I enjoyed drinking this very much! A unique experience. Caution when you open the bottle. This beer is alive!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsinator123 (9) - - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
Delicious beer wit a malty vanilla taste that is smooth and not bitter. Easy drinking with high alcohol content but no bite. Great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 22, 2014
Adorei esta cerveja, feita seguindo uma receita do século 17 do mosteiro Carmelita de Derdemonde, utilizando 3 grãos (Aveia, Trigo e Cevada). Perfume floral, esse é o termo! Intenso,doce e frutado. Acanelado. Magnífica espuma. Me deu água na boca... Carbonatação sob medida!!! Sabor do álcool cai super bem. Tem um sabor de damasco mesmo. Queria ter comprado mais de uma dessas.... como queria.... Ela permanece doce na boca por um booooom tempo.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (449) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 21, 2014
330 ml bottle. Dark canary yellow, slightly hazy, with a big, creamy, moderately persistent bright white head. Intense and mesmerizing smell, very floral and perfumy (almost like camomille or lavander), relatively hoppy, slightly spicy, some honey and freshly cut grass notes. Quite complex. Delicate and zingy palate. I’m not a fan of very high carbonation level, but it works quite well here, and it’s totally drinkable. Subtle bitterness upfront, nice bready malt backbone, quite chunky -almost wheaty- and flavourfull. Herbal, lemony and peppery aftertaste. Lively carbonation, medium body, slightly creamy texture. Surely my 2nd favourite tripel, after the Westmalle one. Great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (753) - SPAIN - SEP 19, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color dorado. Sabor a levadura, dulce, ligeramente citrico, especiado.


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